The Estrogen Free® Lifestyle
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Lose weight while decreasing risk of breast cancer. Both due to ESTROGEN.
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All treatment protocols and information supplied in this website come from years of thermographic research, studies and clinical experience provided by William B. Hobbins M.D., and Wendy Sellens, DAOM. For more information please refer to our seven groundbreaking books including, The Breast Thermography Revolution - Boot Camp for an Estrogen Free® Life.
Rely on medical evidence, not medical rumors and misinformation.
Breast cancer has risen 210 percent since 1970. Eighty percent of all breast cancers are estrogen driven. Estrogen does not cause cancer - estrogen “feeds” most cancers. The rise in breast cancer correlates to the onset of estrogen therapies prescribed for women. Reduce your risk by removing all estrogens from your diet and lifestyle.
Reduce excess estrogen and become hormonally balanced. Excess estrogen increases breast and uterine cancer risk, accelerates aging, and promotes weight gain, infertility, irritability, insomnia, PMS, and symptoms of menopause.
Avoid all forms of estrogen - the following lists of estrogens supplied from thermographic studies and clincal research
Avoid Synthetic Estrogens
Hormone replacement therapy (HRTs)
Birth Control Pills (BCPs)
IUD with hormones
Estrogen vaginal rings
Estrogen vaginal creams
Avoid phytoestrogens (plant estrogens)
Bio-identical means similar in chemical or molecular structure, it does not mean “natural.” That means HRTs and BCPs are also bio-identical! This is a new, trendy term that fools women into believing that this is a safe estrogen. Currently, there are no major studies being conducted on bio-identicals; you, ladies, are the lab rats. Look at the thermographic evidence and see the harmful results. Phytoestrogens are weak as compared to synthetic estrogens, but are bio-identical and therefore stimulate estrogen receptors increasing hormonal imbalance, excess estrogen, thus, increasing risk of breast cancer.
Thermographic research supports these two sources:
Implications of Phytoestrogen Intake for Breast Cancer by Christine Duffy, MD; Kimberly Perez, MD; and Ann Partridge, MD; CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 2007;57;260-277.
Phytoestrogen Content of Fruits & Vegetables by Gunter G.C. Kuhnle, et.al. To view amounts for each phytoestrogen listed refer to study listed above on research page at www.womensacadmeyofbreastthermography.com
For an extended list of phytoestrogen content in fruits, seeds and vegetables:
Weston Price Foundation did four articles on our thermographic research:
Soy Alert - Thermograms Prove Soy is not a Girl's Breast Friend from Wise Traditions
Published on Kaayla T. Daniel PhD's blog on October 30, 2014
AVOID eating these popular strong phytoestrogens
Flax, flax seeds, flax oil, flax milk, flax crackers, flax cereal, and flax bread
Soy – tofu, soy, edamame, soy cheese, soy meats, soy milk, soy cereals, soy crackers and supplements with added soy, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, textured veggie protein (soy), soy burgers, soy bean sprouts, soy sauce, Miso paste, soy yogurt, soy protein powder
Hummus, garbanzo beans, chick peas
Sesame seeds, sesame oil
Multigrain bread, crackers, cereal
Black bean sauce
Avoid these popular phytoestrogenic women's supplements and herbs
Adaptodrine (contains ginseng, ashwagandha, basil, rhodiola)
Bio-identical estrogen pellets, patches and creams
Breast Defend formula (contains quercetin, turmeric, curcumin, astragalus)
DHEA - precursor for estrogen
Estrovera (contains rhubarb root)
Estrovite (contains black cohosh)
Essiac Tea (contains burdock root)
Femquil (contains black cohosh, chaste tree, green tea, turmeric, rosemary, resveratrol with DIM Calcium d glucarate)
Hoxsey Tonix (contains licorice, red clover, burdock root)
Myomin (contains xiang fu)
PEOs omega (contains flax and primrose)
My Brest Friend (contains fenugreek)
Pure Food Women’s 50 (contains dandelion, milk thistle)
Quercetin or Rutin is a plant flavonol
Solaray Female Hormone blend (contains dong gui and black cohosh)
Women's Menocaps (contains dong quai, burdock, chaste tree, black cohosh, licorice)
Avoid popular products that start with "Est" or "Meno" or "Phyto" or "Women's" they usually will contain one or more of these ingredients
Aloe ( A. barbadensis Mill., Aloe indica Royle)
Ashwagandha/Indian ginseng, (Withania somnifera) increases DHEA
Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng, Ren shen )
Astragalus/Huang qi (Astragalus membranaceus)
Bitter Melon seeds (Momordica charantia)
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa, Sheng ma)
Black seed (Nigella sativa)
Burdock root (Arctium lappa)
Cat's claw (Unicaria tormentosa)
Chasteberry (Vitex agnuscastus)
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Dandelion/Pu Gong Ying (Taraxacum Mongolicum)
Dong Gui/Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)
Fo-Ti/Ye Jiao Teng (Polygonum multiflorum)
Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Kudzu root (Pueraria montana)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, L. officinalis)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Gan cao)
North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, Xi Yang Shen)
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) increases DHEA
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Mistletoe (Viscum album)
Mucuna (Astraptes fulgerator)
Prickly pear/Nopal cactus (Opuntia)
Red clover (Trifolium pretense)
Red pine needle (Pinus resinosa)
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)
Saw palemetto (Sabal fructus)
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Xiang fu (Rhizoma cyperi rotundi)
Avoid ingesting or applying to skin these concentrated phytoestrogen essential oils on a daily basis
LIMIT these weaker phytoestrogens - eat in moderation.
These weaker phytoestrogen foods are acceptable as long as you don't make them a staple. For example, drinking almond milk, eating almond butter and using almond flour several times a week. Instead incorporate them into a balanced diet by eating a handful of raw almonds a couple times a week.
Mung bean and sprouts
Avoid natural estrogen blockers or supplements that reduce estrogen
Watch before and after thermograms of patients in this video "Natural Estrogen Blockers are Ineffective:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxc4Stea_g
These products claim to reduce estrogen, metabolize estrogen in the liver or naturally block estrogen. Years of thermographic evidence have been unable to support these claims; in fact, most popular products contain plant estrogens, which increase risk. The only proven effective estrogen blockers are pharmaceuticals, such as Tamoxifen.
Avoid these natural estrogen blockers or supplements to reduce risk and/or vascularity (stimulated blood vessels which increases risk).
Calcium d-glucarate – Made from broccoli and cauliflower (though whole natural broccoli and cauliflower are beneficial). Thermographic study showed increased vascularity, resulting in an abnormal thermogram with only 30 days of use. Study had to cease due to increased risk. Hundreds of thermographic images/case studies support this pilot study, as there is no reduction in vascularity with use of this supplement.
DIMM – Also made from broccoli and cauliflower. Hundreds of thermographic images/case studies support this pilot study, as there is no reduction in vascularity with use of this supplement. See for yourself; watch You Tube Video of breast cancer survivors use of DIMM “Estrogen Blockers are Ineffective.”
Myomin – A Chinese herbal formula that contains Xiang Fu, which is a plant estrogen and increases vascualrity and risk. Plant estrogens are weak as compared to synthetic estrogens, but are bio-identical and stimulate estrogen receptors increasing hormonal imbalance of excess estrogen, thus, increasing risk of breast cancer.
Angio-Stop – Thermographic study showed “no reduction in vascularity.” Further study is needed.
Only use organic or petrochemical-free products on the skin and in the house. “Natural” is not healthy, it can still contain petrochemicals and phystoestrogens. Don’t be seduced by the word “natural.”
The following products and practices should be avoided by everyone, but especially by pregnant women, babies and developing children:
BPA-free plastics which are more hazardous and contain BSA.
Hand sanitizer and wipes
All anti-bacterial products
Non-organic scented products, including perfumes and air fresheners. They readily reach the brain and lungs
Non-organic fabric softener and laundry detergent
Non-organic skincare products (moisturizer, cleanser, serums, sunscreens)
Non-organic hair care (shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, gels, waxes, mousse)
Non-organic bath and body products (soap, bath wash, lotion)
Pesticides (gardens, lawns, produce)
Pesticide bombings for homes
Out gassing of new clothes, paint, carpet, furniture and fiberboard
Spermicidal gels and condoms
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food
Pasteurized and homogenized dairy products, milk and cheese
Vitamins, supplements, especially multi-vitamins or prenatal vitamins
Hot liquids placed in plastic or Styrofoam cups
Teflon pots, pans and grills
Canned foods, including baby formula
Foods frozen in plastic containers
Bottled water, tap water, reverse osmosis and most filtration systems. Look for an alkaline system that does not use an additive (water becomes acidic after 2 days with additive), does not use electricity, special filter that specifically removes chlorine, fluorine and medical waste.
The skin is the largest organ—everything placed, rubbed and buffed into it is absorbed and delivered directly into the bloodstream. Why eat organic and then place poisonous products on the skin? Save yourself and your family’s health; only use organic and petrochemical-free body and household products.
For more detailed information read books including, The Breast Thermography Revolution - Boot Camp for an Estrogen Free Life., blogs www.abreastboutique.com or www.womensacadmeyofbreastthermography.com
Treatment suggestions Please consult with a physician who is educated in Estrogen-Free treatment protocols to monitor your treatment.
Reduce risk by balancing hormones. Apply compounded progesterone cream directly to the breasts daily. Progesterone receptors are found in the breasts. Do not waste money applying progesterone anywhere else, as application elsewhere results in it dissipating as it is not local. There are no progesterone receptors in the arms, thighs or abdomen.
For progesterone deficiency apply progesterone cream daily. Reduction of progesterone cream is determined by the reduction in progesterone deficiency (hormone balance) and vascularity (stimulated blood vessels which increases risk) detected in repeat thermograms.
Every woman has different size breasts so every woman has a customized application amount. To determine your amount – Take some progesterone cream on your fingertips, start on the upper aspect of your breast (above your nipple) and from the sternum to the lateral aspect rub in progesterone cream. One swipe is from your sternum to the lateral aspect back to sternum. The correct amount is 20 swipes. If cream goes dry before 20 swipes you need more, if there is excess after 20 you need less. Repeat with the other breast.
Do not use wild yam or “natural” progesterone as they may contain estrogenic factors. Only use a compounded progesterone cream which is fat soluble and will accumulate in the breasts to reduce hormone imbalance and vascularity.
Most over-the-counter creams contain estrogen. Our thermographic evidence shows the only effective over the counter progesterone cream is Emeritta's Pro-gest. Avoid Emeritta's creams made with phytoestrogens - lavender and black cohosh. A compounded progesterone cream from a compounded pharmacy is highly recommended. However, avoid "natural base" compounded progesterone creams from these pharmacies; our thermographic evidence is proving these bases have estrogenic properties.
Do not use sublingual, gel or pill forms of progesterone as they are not local and will dissipate in the circulatory or digestive system. These forms will not reduce vascularity in the breasts.
Progesterone does not cause breast cancer. When a woman is tested for breast cancer, one of the tests they run is a receptor test called immunohistochemistry. They test to see if the breast cancer is affected by hormone:
1. Estrogen receptor positive.
2. Progesterone receptor positive.
3. Hormone negative (meaning that the cancer has no hormone receptors).
Around 80 percent of breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive. Twenty to around 40 percent of breast cancers that are estrogen receptor positive are also progesterone receptor positive.
Now, here’s where it gets a little confusing: Estrogen receptor positive cancers may be progesterone receptor positive, 20-40 percent of the time. There is no breast cancer that is estrogen receptor negative with a progesterone receptor positive result. What this means is that if a cancer is progesterone receptor positive, it is also estrogen receptor positive, and therefore, progesterone by itself cannot cause cancer, this only occurs in conjunction with estrogen.
Testosterone can be used in menopausal women to treat night sweats, hot flashes, low energy and low libido with great success. Apply cream to clitoris. There are no testosterone receptors in your legs, abdomen or arms and testosterone will dissipate in the circulatory system before it reaches its receptors. Apply directly where it is needed. You will know it is working because you will feel it. Every woman requires a different amount and no test out there will tell you how much to apply. Listen to your body and you will figure it out - some women require application daily, others once a week.
Testosterone cannot convert into estrogen; this is evident as transgender women are given large amounts of testosterone to shrink their breasts. Just as estrogen counters testosterone in prostate cancer, testosterone will counter estrogen in the breasts. Dr. Hobbins treated breast cancer and shrunk tumors with high levels of testosterone.
Testosterone may be an incredible treatment if you have been diagnosed with low testosterone. Apply cream directly to shaft of penis, do not apply to tip. There are no testosterone receptors in your legs, abdomen or arms and testosterone will dissipate in the circulatory system before it reaches its receptors. Apply directly where it is needed. You will know it is working because you will feel it.
Our bodies have a very difficult time absorbing vitamin D supplements correctly because it is insoluble, the result is often the creation of toxicity in our body (read Chapter 8 "Supplements: The Enemy You Thought Was Your Ally). Therefore, it is not advisable to take vitamin D supplements. The only proper way to obtain vitamin D is to make it, and that means getting sun PLUS eating a balanced diet. Have to do both to get vitamin D! Foods high in vitamin D (from highest to lowest amount) are fish, oysters, ham and eggs.
If your vitamin D levels are too low use a supplement briefly to get your numbers up, while fixing your diet by increasing foods high in vitamin D and bathing in the sun when you can. For those of you in rainy, cold regions, it is much harder. Only use supplements in the winter months and get outside in the summer.
To stimulate vitamin D production naturally, eat vitamin D foods then sit in the sun for 15-20 minutes a day, exposing most of your body.
Proper sleep and relaxation
Another secret to a healthy life is sleep. Most people need 7-10 hours—if you are not getting enough, attempt to make time for it in your busy life, relax. How can you be healthy if you don’t take care of yourself? Schedule “me time” at least once a week, more if possible. Naps are wonderful if you are able to accomplish this luxury.
Excessive exercise, including cardio for more than 20 minutes straight, may be too taxing for the adrenals. To maintain proper weight, one should only work out for about 20 to 30 minutes a day. Many women who do excessive cardio can’t drop those last few pounds because the body doesn’t know they are trying to shed weight, it thinks it is overworked and holds onto the weight.
Bras can compress the breasts and reduce vital circulation in the chest region. Take your bra off as soon as you get home and do NOT sleep in your bra.
Massage cannot reduce vascularity (stimulated blood vessels which increases risk) in the breasts! However, massage is extremely beneficial to the breasts. Breast massage can aid lymph drainage, reduce cysts and promote circulation. Castor oil can reduce stagnation/cysts and "soften" the breasts when applied directly with a heat pack.
Liver, colon and kidney cleanses do not decrease vascularity in the breasts. There is a belief that detoxifying the liver, colon and kidney will optimize body function. First, most toxins are stored in the fat cells, so cleanses that are specialized for the above organs will not decrease this specific accumulation. Second, the toxins that are most concerning and potentially dangerous to the body are commercial grade petrochemicals from daily household products and foods that will take years to dispel from the body—most supplements are too basic to remove them.
Avoid vitamins and supplements
If you are “healthy” avoid supplements and vitamins, eat your medicine. For more information read Chapter 8 "Supplements: The Enemy You Thought Was Your Ally.”
A five-year study involving 30,000 women taking a multivitamin increased their risk for breast cancer by 19 percent.
Multivitamin Use and Breast Cancer Incidence in a Prospective Cohort of Swedish Women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2010).
This is because some supplements are acid and some are alkali; some are oil-based and some are aqueous (water soluble). This means that they do not mix well when they are purified and then added back together. Multiple vitamins inactivate each other, making salts of each other and blocking absorption. Be sure to avoid prenatal supplements as well.
Many studies show that vitamins and supplements have virtually no effect and/or are increasing disease, including cancers. The American Cancer Society lists vitamins and supplements under risk factors. They state that, “Factors with uncertain, controversial or unproven effect on breast cancer risk,” stating “So far, no study has shown that taking vitamins reduces breast cancer risk.”
Women truly believe supplementation and vitamins are nutrition, when actually, supplements are the equivalent of fast food. The ingredients are cheap chemicals that increase the risk of contaminants and toxins entering the body in high daily dosages. This includes “whole food” or plant food supplements and the new “medical foods”; the preservatives that give them a shelf life are toxic to the body. With all the supplements in use, why aren’t Americans healthier? Why do most cancer rates, not just breast cancer, continue to rise in America? Why is America not leading the world in healthy individuals?
If you are treating a health concern spread your vitamins or supplements usage throughout the day so they do not inactivate each other.
La Vita Compounding Pharmacy reports that “A recent investigation by the FDA found that major retailers were selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and that four out of the five product s did not contain any of the herbs listed on their labels. The tests showed that pills labeled medicinal herbs often contained little more than cheap fillers like powered rice and household plants, and even substances that could be dangerous to those with allergies.” If you are using supplements for a health concern be sure to get them from a reliable source and not the local vitamin store. Have fun!
Life is meant to be enjoyed!
Being happy is healthy!
For more detailed information read our books including, The Breast Thermography Revolution - Boot Camp for an Estrogen Free Life., blogs www.abreastboutique.com or www.womensacadmeyofbreastthermography.com
Being healthy is eating a balanced diet
Breast cancer can grow from sugar, and 80% of breast cancers increase in size from estrogen. Welcome to the Estrogen Free® Diet.
In Chinese medicine, health is found in balance. A balance of emotions and food. When the emotions or food is restrictive, then the body will become out of balance. Food is viewed as medicine with healing properties. Therefore, eating from ALL the food groups is vital for optimum health. Enjoy all the food groups, some in moderation. The ONLY thing being removed in this diet is the hormone - estrogen.
Also, according to Chinese medicine, eat when hungry and drink when thirsty. Don’t be strict with your diet; it will cause your emotions to become rigid as well.
Life is meant to be enjoyed. These are suggestions to reduce your exposure to the hormone estrogen, most of the time. If you need a cheat day, take it. Life is about balance, some days you eat healthy, some days you eat cupcakes! Happiness is healthy.
Only eat organic to reduce exposure to petro-chemicals, pesticides, GMOs and hormones. Estrogen is the hormone added to fatten up livestock, and it fattens YOU.
Breast Cancer Boot Camp's Estrogen Free® Diet Cheat Sheet
For optimum health - eat a balanced diet!
Eggs are a perfect food, especially the yolk, which contains healthy cholesterol a precursor to make our natural hormones. Avoid eggs and chickens fed flax, soy and corn. Avoid eggs with “omega 3” on the carton; the source is usually flax.
Nutrient dense organic meat, grass-fed beef, lamb, wild game, venison and fowl. Also, grass fed beef bone broth.
Eat lots of organic vegetables and fruits, preferably from the framers’ market. Eat a rainbow or a large variety of colors for optimum health..
Raw and organic dairy products. Real dairy does NOT contain estrogen because cows don’t produce estrogen when they are nursing. Enjoy this nutrient dense food if you can.
Organic butter or Kerry's Gold butter. Cook with butter another healthy cholesterol. Olive oil becomes rancid when heated. Stick with butter.
Worried about adrenal exhaustion? Salt revives the adrenals. Normal table salt with iodine is beneficial for the adrenals and does not cause hypertension (this medical rumor is explained in depth in book). Sea salt may contain micro-plastics.
Worried about methylation? Egg yolks, meat, liver, and oily fish are the main dietary sources of vitamin B12, which is required for proper methylation.
Worried about inflammation? Eat blueberries, wild salmon (EPA-omega 3), eggs, bone broth, coconut oil, olive oil, yogurt, peppers, ginger, beets, broccoli, raw honey and dark chocolate.
Want healthy organs? Ancestral diets have always included organ meats to deter deterioration of the organs. Detoxing does not address deterioration of the organs. Therefore, eat the organs, which are the most nutrient dense food available. Want optimum methylation? Eat the liver for a healthy liver. Eat liver or pate once a week. If you don’t like pate, there are organic organ pills now available.
Vegetables don't contain Vitamin A, D3 or DHA.
Most people are surprised to learn vegetables don’t contain vitamin A, just the precursor. Liver has the highest source of vitamin A. Three ounces of organic beef liver equals 4.5 pounds of carrots. Vitamin A is vital for cell growth, the immune system, vision and necessary for the assimilation of minerals. DHA is a requirement for brain health, especially before the age of two. Cod liver oil is the highest, then egg yolks and fish. ALA is not an acceptable form of DHA, as it is not bioavailable and algae DHA levels are too low. Also, mushrooms are the only plant source of vitamin D and to receive the daily required amount is 1 cup. However, mushrooms produce vitamin D2, whereas animals produce vitamin D3. Though vitamin D2 helps raise blood levels of vitamin D, it may not be as effective as vitamin D3.
Avoid sugar, limit grains, and carbohydrates (form of sugar). When not utilized by the body, they cause inflammation. Inflammation creates insulin resistance (diabetes), heart disease (nope, it's not from cholesterol) and cancer. Think about what carbohydrates or grains such as pasta, oatmeal, bread, and rice look like when cooked—soggy. That is what they do in your gut—they create a swamp that stops the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Eat clean whole foods that move effortlessly through the intestines. Grains, even organic, are carbohydrates that turn into sugar, and remember, cancer feeds off sugar.
Grains are hard on the intestines. The lectins in grains are mildly toxic, inflammatory, resistant to digestive enzymes and they have the ability to sneak out of the intestines. They have actually been found in the organs. Phytates in grains block the absorption of minerals. Don't worry! All the same nutrients in grains are found in meat, veggies, fruits and nuts and are more bio-available (easily absorbed into the system) than those found in grain. Many people are sensitive to gluten; this is just another sign that the public doesn't need grains. They keep people sick, fat and at risk for many diseases.
Eat REAL food. Farm to table. Eat eggs, meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, dairy and limit or save for cheat days sugar, carbs, grains and beans. Avoid fake foods – fake meat, fancy fake milk, fake cheese and processed foods, which is anything in a can, box or bag, including organic.
Eat lots of nutrient dense eggs from pasture raised chickens.
Eat lots of colorful vegetables and fruits.
Eat high quality nutrient dense grass feed beef, lamb and wild game.
Eat pasture raised chicken with no flax or soy in feed.
Cook with butter.
Eat real or raw dairy products, if you are able.
Drink high quality nutrient dense grass fed bone broth with a meal. Chicken may contain estrogen.
More tips on estrogen, fake or processed foods to avoid:
Only drink organic wine. Grapes are sprayed with pesticides. Wine is made by reducing large amounts of grapes to achieve a single glass of wine. That means the pesticides are concentrated into high levels.Drink more organic white wines and champagne. Resveratrol, found in red wine, is an estrogen.
Limit beer. Grains make you fat due to carbohydrates AKA sugar and formaldehyde is used in the bottling process. Hops is an estrogen.
Avoid non-organic coffee. Coffee is one of the most highly sprayed crops. Dr. Hobbins and I have not found coffee to increase vascularity (stimulated blood vessels which increases risk), so enjoy. Want a sweeter cup? Add REAL organic sugar and raw milk. Avoid sugar substitutes are carcinogenic!
Limit legumes, peanuts, lentils and —they are naturally found to be toxic. Try alternatives to peanut butter, like raw almond butter.
Avoid smoked nuts due to rancidity.
Avoid polyunsaturated oils including sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, peanut and canola oil. These oils have low temperature stability and therefore easily become rancid and toxic to the body by introducing free radicals. Avoid sesame due to phytoestrogen content.
Only use centrifuge organic coconut oil, all other coconut oil is processed.
Avoid cooking with olive oil. Heating olive oil makes it rancid. Only consume olive oil if it is “first cold press.”
Avoid soy milk. Soy is naturally toxic and loaded with phytoestrogens.
Avoid almond milk. The processing yields a rancid product that can increase free radicals and therefore increase the risk of cancer.
Avoid rice milk. It is high in sugar, or carbohydrates.
Avoid juices. They are high in carbohydrates or sugar.
Avoid synthetic sugar products. There is more and more evidence indicating that these substances are highly carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer and many more issues, including weight gain! If you have to use sugar, use organic raw-sugar or honey—something real.
Did you know most water systems are unable to remove medical waste? You are drinking your neighbors Lipitor and Prozac, but more importantly their birth control pills and hormone replacement therapies. Drink Estrogen Free water! A filtration system MUST have a membrane that is 1/10,000 of a micron to eliminate medical waste, and neurotoxins fluoride and chlorine. The only companies that we know have this specialized membrane are: filtercon.com and alkasense.com
For more detailed information read our books including, The Breast Thermography Revolution - Boot Camp for an Estrogen Free Life., blogs www.abreastboutique.com or www.womensacadmeyofbreastthermography.com
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I cannot say enough great things about Pink Image, especially Wendy Sellens. Almost a year ago, I had pain off and on in my left breast that sometimes would throb so much it would wake me up in the middle of the night. I did research and was intrigued by thermography as a non-invasive way to detect abnormalities. There were many options for thermography, but chose Pink Image because of their advisor and qualified staff. I was unsure what to expect, but Wendy instantly put me at ease walking me through the process the entire way.
Wendy immediately saw an unusual hypervascular pattern in the area I was experiencing pain (I could see it as well on the screen). I subsequently had an ultrasound in which everything checked out fine, but at Wendy's suggestions, I made some lifestyle changes. Wendy informed me I was estrogen dominant/progesterone deficient and needed to make changes to the products I was using and food I was eating. Things I thought were good for me, such as flax and soy, were actually perpetuating my imbalance.
Wendy armed me with a lot of data and provided me with links to other sites to do research. I have to admit I was overwhelmed at first, but it was so nice to hear Wendy tell me change did not need to occur overnight. I'm probably 70/30 (70% good ... 30% not so good!) now in the lifestyle changes we have incorporated based on Wendy's suggestions and I have to say, I feel sooooo much better! I have not had the pain in my left breast since making the changes and I know it is directly correlated to the products and food choices made.
Thanks Wendy and Pink Image!!"
- Erika 08/29/2012
Wendy Sellens and Pink Image have changed the way I take care of myself. I went there for a simple thermogram over a year ago, but ended up getting life changing advice that I decided to take to minimize my chances of becoming a breast cancer statistic like my mom and grandmother. Wendy was insistent that my hormonal IUD was contributing to high estrogen levels showing up in my left breast and said the only way I can get that to change is to replace the IUD with the non hormonal one. I was very resistant as I sure liked not having any periods on the Mirena. But after my 2nd thermogram in 8 months showing no changes even after I made drastic diet and changes in the body products I was using (switched to non paraben and more natural), I decided it was time to get the hormones out of my body. I wish I would have done it much sooner as I didn't know I would start dropping that extra weight off without hardly any extra effort! I've dropped 5 pounds very easily in 3 months where it used to be a battle to lose half a pound and then it would come back as soon as I ate a large dinner. I still have to have to get a follow up thermogram in the next few months, but the pain I used to get in my left breast has almost left me thankfully.
Wendy's simple advice on changing the types of foods I eat and the type of products I put on my body every day has been the first step in being proactive in my continued well being. It doesn't have to be hard. I just have to make the extra effort to research the products I am buying, and making the conscious effort to eat the better foods, including organic. She truly has been wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Pink Image and Wendy Sellens!
- Maria 12/06/2012
After someone very close to me passed away from breast cancer at the young age of 42, I was determined to find a better alternative to annual mammograms. I did a lot of research and reading and found a recommendation for Pink Image and breast thermography. It made perfect sense to me, was completely safe, unlike mammograms, and could detect cancer up to 7 years earlier. When I met Wendy Sellens at Pink Image, it was clear that Wendy had a huge amount of knowledge, a passion for what she was doing and a true caring for helping others to avoid breast cancer. She has shared, and continues to share, so much knowledge as she herself is always striving to bring the best information to the forefront. I can't imagine why anyone would not take advantage of an opportunity to have a thermogram. They give you the information you need to avoid a situation that no one wants to be diagnosed with at a time when you can likely have a positive effect. Just as a side note, all centers performing thermograms are not the same. I have been to a few that use a very old method that is no where near as accurate.
Wendy at Pink Image Breast Thermography and her Breast Cancer Boot Camp are a wonderful resource for me. I have a strong family history of breast cancer. Doctors have recommended for years for me to remove my healthy breasts. Undergoing surgery, while I am healthy, does not sit right with me and I am focused on prevention. Wendy encourages regular MRIs along with thermography. I feel very supported by having complimentary options. I love thermography because I can actually see what is going on in my breasts. I have been having thermography with Wendy for the past couple of years. I am so grateful for Wendy's recommendations for breast health based on her research. I avoid flax and soy, apply progesterone cream, watch what products I buy, and go to acupuncture regularly. With thermography, Wendy is able to show me the positive changes in my breasts since I have shifted my life style. I am very grateful to have this valuable information and education.
Pink Image is the best! I have family history of breast cancer so it has always been a concern of mine. A friend of mine has been in to see Wendy and suggested that I go to find out the health of my breasts and what I can do to prevent the possibility of breast cancer. I made my appointment with Wendy and I can't say enough great things about her and how informative she was. I am amazed at the amount of products that contain estrogen and are very unsafe. Every woman should have breast thermography.
Dr. Hobbins scanned 100,000 women's breast for cancer during his career using thermography. His thermography images are excellent and far superior to any I have seen. I was surprised to learn that only 7 thermography centers in the USA scan and report correctly and that thermography results are utilized to assist women in lifestyle changes to prevent cancer. The outlook for breast cancer is bleak (it comes back in other body parts sooner or later). Mastectomies do NOT insure breast cancer will not reoccur.His knowledge regarding hormones and erroneous treatment is excellent.
Soy and flax are touted as great health foods,but contain an outrageous amount of estrogen. Small dosages of estrogen are in our drinking water. Elevated estrogen imbalance leads to breast cancer. Progesterone creams are often made from yams. It is necessary to remove the estrogen from the yams so progesterone creams treat not cause breast cancer.
What a wealth of information. Women and their physicians should read this book.
Prevention is the "cure"! This book clearly shows (using advanced medical thermal imaging) how the effects of many commonly used products, along with exposure to a multitude of chemicals are increasing our risk for breast cancer. I love this book and highly recommend it to any woman who wants to be proactive and help to prevent breast cancer instead of our current model of mammography "screening" starting at age 40. By the time you see something on a mammogram you are already sick, meaning the tumor is already formed. Using thermography as the first screening tool (recommended to start in our 20's), gives women the power to take control of their breast health. Women with genetic risk factors now have a way to monitor their breast health without constantly worrying or having a radical double mastectomy, which only lowers your risk (as described in this book). Finally a book that gives current information on all forms of estrogen (bio-identical, flax, soy, etc.)! Thank you to both Dr. Hobbins and Wendy for this visual description of what's going on in our breasts. This book is bound to be controversial, but as the book states...the thermographic pictures don't lie. This truly is a revolutionary finding!
I am only in my late 30's and already have had several friends my age diagnosed with Breast Cancer, one who passed away at the age of 37. Why are the rates going up? Why are women getting cancer at an earlier age? What can we do to decrease risk and prevent Breast Cancer? The answers are in this book. This is an amazing resource for all women. We can make lifestyle choices to decrease our risk! I have used the information in this book, as well as thermographic imaging, to take action to decrease my risk factors. I am a health care provider, and use this book as a resource in my private practice to educate my patients, and in my faculty teaching position as well.
After my OBGYN refused to provide me with an Ultrasound and insisted on yet another mammogram (which always comes back inconclusive due to my dense breast tissue), I went to get a thermogram at Pink Image.
Wendy provided me with a full write up on what was happening and then debriefed over the phone with life changing recommendations on what to do to rebalance my hormones and lower the estrogen levels in my body. I cannot be more grateful to Wendy and the whole process and cannot recommend her enough! Please go see her - it may save your life.
This is hands-down the BEST book I've read on breast thermography (Breast Cancer Boot Camp-Dr. Hobbins's Breast Thermography Revolution). Every woman and every thermographer needs a copy! Themography is such a great adjunctive tool to evaluate overall breast health risk, but it needs to be done properly within certified clinics by certified technicians, taking the images in both gray scale and colored images with a high quality, cleared camera and then read by experienced, certified interpreting doctors.
This book is beautifully illustrated with before/after images which clearly shows some of the physiological responses in the breast caused by various forms of estrogen especially from phytoestrogens, xenoestrogens, birth control, HRT, certain herbs and supplements. As a thermographer and nutritionist, I have personally seen the effects of these excess hormones on the breast and the health that can be regained by eliminating them. Wendy Sellens images of before/after flax seed use were of particular interest to me. Flax seed is extremely high in phytoestrogens, even higher than soy! At one point I had added 2 TBL of flax into my diet and within 4 weeks I experienced extremely tender breasts, hot flashes, and even skipped a period. After removing flax, within a few weeks the symptoms subsided. Hormones do affect our breasts!
Having breast cancer in my family history, this book brings incredible hope. One study on PubMed tells us that only 5-10% of cancer has a genetic link. The remaining 90-95% has its roots in environmental and dietary habits. This tells me that although we may not have 100% control, there is much we can do to prevent chronic diseases such as breast cancer. By utilizing all the tools available, including thermography, we can screen the breasts for changes. Then by changing lifestyle and nutritional habits, we can have a positive effect on our health.
I emailed Wendy Sellens to personally thank her for writing this book with Dr William Hobbins. Within a day she responded and we set up a phone consultation. Her passion for women's health is amazing and her pursuit for thermographic excellence is extremely important. Breast Cancer Boot Camp is a must read. Wendy is definitely a soldier for breast health!
-Owner of Keep it Cool Breast Thermography, 05/15/15
This book should be in every woman's library. By reading this book you will understand the benefits of Thermography and become better educated as to how estrogen dominance contributes to breast cancer. You will view pictures of years of research that helps explain it all. Especially how flax and soy are contributing to estrogen dominance. I was not aware of the danger of estrogen dominance. I am thankful I found this book and refer to it often. I feel better equipped to maintain breast health.
I was fortunate enough to have Pink Image as my first breast thermography experience. I have a family history of breast cancer so it has always been a concern. Being in my mid-thirties, mammography seems premature, yet, no screening seems negligent. A physician of mine explained the difference between the two screening technologies and recommended that I seek out Wendy Sellens for breast thermography. The technician was kind and informative and I could see, for myself, the vascularity issues that were of a concern. I shortly thereafter received an explanation of findings from Wendy, a wealth of knowledge, and I am now on a path of prevention thanks to her and this great imaging technology.
Additionally, the book, Breast Cancer Boot Camp (link below), is an incredible eye opener. It's a must read. Chapter after chapter is packed with amazing information. The material presented in this book is well organized,easy to understand and accompanied with visual confirmations (thermograms). Shocking discoveries about everyday things women are doing and physicians are recommending that may be contributing to higher risks of breast cancer. We must educate ourselves as women and take charge of our health. Don't let this information go unnoticed and unrecognized. I highly recommend this book.
This book is an incredible eye opener. It's a must read. Chapter after chapter is packed with amazing information. The material presented in this book is well organized, easy to understand and accompanied with visual confirmations (thermograms). Shocking discoveries about everyday things women are doing and physicians are recommending that may be contributing to higher risks of breast cancer. We must educate ourselves as women and take charge of our health. Don't let this information go unnoticed and unrecognized. I highly recommend this book.
Through a web search I came across Pink Image when searching for a thermography clinic. I'm so glad I came here, the staff was very professional and my clinician, Wendy, discussed the results with me just a few days after my visit. She also provided me with guidelines to help relieve my symptoms and education to begin an estrogen free life. I'm very confident that Wendy and everyone at Pink Image are passionate about breast cancer prevention and treatment, and will empower you to take charge of your health. Thank you so much! You've been exactly what I've needed so much all this time!
I am so thankful that I read the Yelp reviews and went to Pink Image for my Thermography.
Everyone was so professional. I bought Wendy Sellens book "Breast Cancer Boot Camp" and not only read that but studied her website before our telephone conference. Wendy was so knowledgeable and informative I learned so much more from her on a personal level for my situation. I am now in the process of doing all that she recommended to have an estrogen free and healthy lifestyle. Thank you Wendy and Pink Image.
The book was so well-written with the language and picture illustrations that could easily be understood. I can't believe though that I must quit using my favorite teriyaki sauce and will no longer use soy sauce for my sushi!!! Oh my-- but -- for health sake, I should give these up... I SO LOVE THE BOOK and thanks to both Dr. Hobbins and Dr. Sellens!!!!
-M. Agustin 01/21/16
I am so grateful this place exists and so close to me! The test is so easy and comfortable you just sit there with your shirt off while she takes pictures with the special equipment, nothing like the pain and agony of a Mammogram. I made an appointment for Thermography not really thinking I had any problems, I had just had a Mammogram 10 months ago. Well I did have a big problem and the Dr. called me that night. I had a 30 minute consultation today and it was so informative! I am quitting my Estradiol today and hoping Kaiser will do an ultrasound right away. Everybody, this is so worth the money, it's your life!!! Thank you Pink Image for all you do for us, you are saving lives!
I am so grateful to have stumbled upon Wendy Sellens' Pink Image. I have been to another thermography center, which never seemed to get the room temperature where it needed to be, which can result in inaccurate images, and mislead the patient as to what is going on in their breasts. Wendy is deeply devoted to her patients and schedules a detailed consultation after her analysis of your images. Wendy also provides very constructive advice in regards to diet and other suggestions to improve the status of your breasts. I was having daily intermittent breast pain, and after following Wendy's advice, no more pain, and my 6 month follow-up showed vast improvement. Thank you so much Wendy!!!
I was tired of getting my breast squashed and radiated each year and decided to look at other options. I heard of thermography some years ago but decided that this year I would take a closer look at it. After much research and let me stress much, I found Pink Image. I must say this experience has change the way my family live and eat. The thermography exam was quick and easy. No pain and no touching! It was determined that I was estrogen dominant and had patterns of hypervascularity in both breast. I was shocked at how my breast looked! Wendy suggested an ultrasound for follow up which I have scheduled for next week. I spoke to Wendy at length on how to improve my breast health which included going organic and omitting flax and soy from my diet amongst other things. I learned so much from this woman in such a short time. She is so knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I feel blessed that I met her. And her book is Breast Cancer Bootcamp is must read. Go get it now!
I have been so impressed with this book. I have learned so much about my health and how important it is to be mindful of what I put in and on my body. I was a lover of flax and truly enjoyed my soy milk lattes.... daily! But it all changed after reading this book. So a little back story...I was tired of getting my breast radiated each year and decided to look at other options. My sister died from breast cancer 5 years ago and I was tired of worrying about being a statistic and decided that I would be viligent about my breast care and cancer prevention. I heard about thermography some years ago but decided that this year I would take a further look at it. After much research and let me stress much, I found Pink Image Thermography clinic here in San Diego. The Pink Image is owned by Wendy Sellens, one of the authors of this book. I must say my thermography results changed the way my family live and eat. The Thermography exam itself was quick and painless. I suggest anyone reading this book to get one; you will learn so much about your breast! A mammogram can't give you the details that this exam can. But please do your research on the first! Anyway, I saw this book there and thought I would check it out. Glad I did. This book goes into great detail on how to improve breast health which includes going estrogen free, eating organic, omitting flax and soy from your diet amongst other things. I gained so much knowledge from this book and I am truly grateful. Breast Cancer Bootcamp is must read! Order it now! In fact order a extra copies to hand out to your love ones. You will not regret it!
This book was very enlightening and provided good advice on nutrition, and steps a woman can take to keep her breasts healthy. I will re-read this book and definitely make some changes in 'my diet and the products I choose to use in my house. Thank you Wendy for your help.
I cannot recommend this enough! Ladies, do yourselves a favor and read this book. You will be shocked at how many foods and other products that are phyto and xenoestrogens. I wish there were more options around the country to get thermography. I believe it would save many lives.
-Pink Image Patient 01/25/17
Wendy Sellens is a phenomenal and one-stop-shop resource to women (and increasingly men) as it relates to hormone and breast health. I first found Dr. Sellens when I had a concerning palpable lump in one breast that had finally grown sizable over a short period of a few months. With two young children at home, I was panicked! I'd heard about the side affects and issues with mammograms and so was grateful when my community of healthy mamas introduced me to The Pink Image. Ironically, as I awaited the two weeks til my appointment time, I (still panicked) tried to be as 'healthy' as I could conjure up. I didn't know what that meant, except that I thought perhaps I should not be using my anti-perspirant. Instead I started using Tea Tree Oil (Essential Oil) directly rubbed onto my underarms morning, noon and night. The pain and size of my lump INCREASED SO dramatically that I was certain that a cancer diagnosis was the only possibility. As I spoke with Wendy a week prior to get details for my appointment she reminded me not to wear deodorant the morning of, and I happily interrupted her to report that I don't even use deodorant, but use Tea Tree Oil. The pause on the other end of the voice told me something was wrong. She quickly and calmly explained to me that Tea Tree Oil is one of the highest phytoestrogen EO's available, and that by slathering it on my body I was adding greatly to my already disturbed hormone imbalance. I stopped using it from that day forward (and a few other items she mentioned briefly prior to my appointment), and within 4 days, the pain in that breast was gone and the palpable lump was gone within two weeks of seeing her. Her generous post appt. phone consult was eye-opening and has impacted my total health as well as that of my daughter and son too. I'm convinced she is saving lives both through detection, but also through education. Don't delay, make an appt for the Pink Image if you are even considering thermography or a mammogram!
Women (and occasionally men) at high risk of breast cancer (due to family history, BRCA genes, prior breast cancer history, etc.) should consider using certified breast thermography yearly or even several times a year to monitor breast health and screen for changes in the breast tissue and vascularity (screen more often for high risk or image changes over time).
When I say certified breast thermography, I mean high resolution, black & white thermography cameras that reveal vascularization patterns in the breasts, NOT the low resolution color thermography cameras that merely image surface temperature differences.
Naturally, I choose Pink Image for thermography because of the high quality of the cameras they use, the training of their image readers, and their vast experience in the thermography field. I've lost count how many years I have been going to Pink Image for thermography. Wendy Sellens, the PInk Image founder and owner, was trained by the medical doctor who pioneered the use of high resolution thermography cameras to monitor breast health.
I discovered thermography after my gynecologist noted certain areas of concern in my breasts during office visit exams. Two years in a row I was sent for diagnostic level mammograms (higher radiation exposure) and ultrasounds, yet each time mammography and U/S could not detect anything unusual, because there was no tumor (yet). I have dense breast tissue, which mammagraphy does not distinguish well from cancerous tissue.
However, high resolution thermography did reveal increased vascularity in the same areas of concern noted by my doctor during annual office exams. Increased frequency of thermographic imaging was recommended to monitor for further changes.
The following two years I scheduled my routine annual screening mammography to be performed in the afternoon the same day as thermography, after the thermography screening was performed in the morning - to be a scientific as possible (my husband is a research scientist) I wanted the condition in my breast tissue to be as similar as possible for each screening method. Further changes have not been detected with thermography, so I have scaled back my mammography screening frequency to about every 4-5 years to avoid reduce my exposure to radiation, while continuing with annual thermography monitoring.
Other than the cold room necessary for the thermography imaging (the skin needs to be very cool) and the need to hold the arms up high for a few minutes to cool the skin before and while the images are taken, there is no physical contact with technician or machinery at all (or painful breast compression as with mammograms). Thermography is 100% radiation-free, unlike mammography.
Unlike mammography, thermography can be used by women of any age at any stage of their lives, by women with breast implants, and by breastfeeding women.
I'm not anti-mammography "screening" nor do I refuse all mammography (I'm just using it less often as a routine screening tool as long as my scheduled thermography images are not indicating worrisome changes). Mammography is, of course, necessary for diagnosis if/when an actual lump or tumor is detected or if thermography reveals risky vascularity increases in the breasts or evidence of an unusually high vascular area of the breast.
Certified high resolution thermography is an excellent screening tool all women and men can safely trust to monitor their breast health. I trust Pink Image with my thermography imaging.
Discovering Dr. Wendy Sellens on youtube and then purchasing this book are two of the most valuable finds in my adult life, in the search for clarity and direction about how to achieve breast health, and to gain peace of mind. Dr. Wendy clearly explains 50 years of Thermography research, facts and truth as originally brought forth by Dr. William B. Hobbins, a pioneer in Breast Thermography. She expresses the truth in a concise and thorough manner, with the purpose of helping women emerge from the estrogen overload quagmire that we find ourselves in through consuming processed foods, supplements, estrogen-laced cosmetics, bath and body products, and even the water we drink. Our foods and environment are saturated with estrogens, synthetic and 'natural'. The book is filled with images of breast thermography results, which clearly show the connection between estrogen overload and increased vascularity in the breast. Dr. Wendy teaches us about hormonal balance. She writes about natural progesterone, how to use it properly, and the best sources to assure it does not contain any phytoestrogens.
It is very disconcerting that 'famous' natural doctors, nutritionists, and so-called holistic health experts have continued to promote soy and flax as health foods, and specifically for breast health! They claim phytoestrogens are weaker estrogens, which block the estrogens that can cause breast cancer. Thermography results as illustrated in this book show that the increase in vascularity in the breast is the same whether natural or synthetic estrogens are used.
In chapter 12 there is a section 'Become Estrogen Free'. Included in this section are lists of Phytoestrogens to avoid, and ones to limit. As I evaluated the foods and products I regularly consumed, I was literally shocked to discover how pervasive these phytoestrogens are in supplements, processed foods, bath and body products (even those that claim to be organic!). I was also alarmed to realize the eggs advertised as containing omega-3 could be estrogenic, even those that are advertised as 'pastured' or 'free-range', because many farmers give their chickens supplemental feed containing flax and soy. Thankfully, I found a local farmer who does not feed her chickens either one.
The valuable information in this book presented logically and with clarity is a wonderful gift, and one that gives me solid direction with great hope that I can achieve breast health and lower my risk for cancer. My only regret is that I did not find this information years ago. I will continue to follow the work of Dr. Wendy Sellens, and recommend this book very highly to every woman.
I found out about thermograms by accident and was surprised to find Pink Image right here in Solana Beach. Dr. Sellens spent a lot of time educating me over the phone about thermography before I decided to make my appointment. I was frustrated with extreme PMS symptoms, weight gain, fatigue, and having my period every 3 weeks. Not cool! After my first thermogram, Dr. Sellens made some suggestions for how to balance my hormones so that I could return to a regular cycle and to help alleviate my other symptoms as well. After following her advice, I am happy to say that it worked and I now have normal periods and those annoying other issues have improved. My second thermogram showed significant change for the better. I am thankful to Dr. Sellens for all her hard work and dedication in educating women in this field of study. I will definitely continue coming back and learning the truth about breast health.
I have been a fan of Pink Image since my first thermography of 2015. Dr. Sellens is a gift and her vast knowledge and passion for helping women get and stay healthy has dramatically improved the quality of my life. Her book Breast Cancer Boot Camp was extremely insightful and while some of the recommendations in the book go against what we have been programmed to believe, once I embraced and applied them my health really turned around. I have further to go but with her help and guidance and the thermography results, I can see objectively that clear improvement is being made. One thing I believe is really important for people to know is that not all Thermography is the same. The camera used and the skill of the interpreter is critical. The Thermography here is very affordable and highly reliable. My Functional Medicine Doctor was knowledgeable of Pink Image/Dr. Sellens and was highly supportive of my return in 2017 for repeat Thermography. Prior to 2015 and finding Pink Image, my thermography at other locations was in hindsight, inferior and a waste of time and money.
I had my first thermography done in San Diego. It was confusing with the "results" they gave me. I did some research before having another one done, and came across Pink Image. Reading the other reviews greatly impressed me. I am 67 turning 68 in a week, and I WISH I had known about the information Dr. Wendy Sellens shared with me now back when I was having 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off of flooding periods as I neared menopause! Her natural recommendations would have cleared all of that up I am sure! After the thermography test this time, Dr. Sellens took the time to tell me how to create better breast health. I got the progesterone cream she recommended, and applied it to the breasts as she recommended and WOW!!! what a difference!!! I feel calm, more energy, like someone I used to like and know-ME AGAIN!!! There are a lot of progesterone creams out there-you want to use only what she says to use-one with NO Estrogen or phyto estrogens that will only make your problem WORSE. To feel like I do now (and I have only used the cream for about 7 days) was worth the cost of the thermography 10 times over, because what price health?! We have been on a fixed income since 1998 as my husband had a PTSD breakdown from combat and no longer could work. I had tried a progesterone cream years ago that had wild yam (a phytoesterogen!) added to it, and I felt weepy, sad, bloated, and weak. It actually made me feel worse! The fact is ladies, we are all ESTROGEN DOMINATE WHEN IN PERI AND ACTUAL MENOPAUSE AND WE DON'T NEED ANYMORE ESTROGEN AS THAT IS THE PROBLEM!!! I was using "healthy" things like flax, and soy that were ruining my health. The soy ruined my thyroid! Flax just feeds estrogen, along with some other things that turned out not to be healthy either. The fact is, what Dr. Wendy recommended WORKS and she doesn't sell it, she just tells you what it is and you buy it at Sprouts, Amazon or even online from Walmart! THANK YOU DR. WENDY I FEEL LIKE A NEW WOMAN!!!
I just placed my order for Dr Wendy Sellens 2nd edition book "Breast Thermography Revolution." I am a nutritionist and clinical thermographer in Wisconsin and learned so much from her first book "Breast Cancer Boot Camp." I still use it as a reference in my practice. I wrote a review for Wendy's first book which is below. When I receive her next book and finish reading it, I will review that one also. As I personally know Dr Wendy, I am confident that it will be well-researched, informative, and filled with high quality images to support her research. Please see below for first review:
This is hands-down the BEST book I've read on breast thermography. Every woman and every thermographer needs a copy! Themography is such a great adjunctive tool to evaluate overall breast health risk, but it needs to be done properly within certified clinics by certified technicians, taking the images in both gray scale and colored images with a high quality, cleared camera and then read by experienced, certified interpreting doctors.
This book is beautifully illustrated with before/after images which clearly shows some of the physiological responses in the breast caused by various forms of estrogen especially from phytoestrogens, xenoestrogens, birth control,HRT, certain herbs and supplements. As a thermographer and nutritionist, I have personally seen the effects of these excess hormones on the breast and the health that can be regained by eliminating them. Wendy Sellens images of before/after flax seed use were of particular interest to me. Flax seed is extremely high in phytoestrogens, even higher than soy! At one point I had added 2 TBL of flax into my diet and within 4 weeks I experienced extremely tender breasts, hot flashes, and even skipped a period. After removing flax, within a few weeks the symptoms subsided. Hormones do affect our breasts!
Having breast cancer in my family history, this book brings incredible hope. One study on PubMed tells us that only 5-10% of cancer has a genetic link. The remaining 90-95% has its roots in environmental and dietary habits. This tells me that although we may not have 100% control, there is much we can do to prevent chronic diseases such as breast cancer. By utilizing all the tools available, including thermography, we can screen the breasts for changes. Then by changing lifestyle and nutritional habits, we can have a positive affect on our health.
I emailed Wendy Sellens to personally thank her for writing this book with Dr William Hobbins. Within a day she responded and we set up a phone consultation. Her passion for women's health is amazing and her pursuit for thermographic excellence is extremely important. Breast Cancer Boot Camp is a must read. Wendy is definitely a soldier for breast health!
-Keep It Cool Thermography 12/09/19
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Sellens for 7 years. I had my first thermogram at another clinic and was astonished to learn that they didn’t interpret correctly, only the color images, the camera was too weak for breast imaging and they did a full body scan of our organs, which we discovered was a gimmick since thermography can’t see that deep! I was so impressed with Dr. Sellens’ training and knowledge I bought 10 of the first books to share with my friends.
Thermography has been a great noninvasive avenue for me to monitor my breast health and hormones. When I first saw Dr. Sellens I had a lump on my right breast. She coached me through some easy lifestyle and diet changes and the lump disappeared- this was confirmed with an ultrasound.
Now, I can easily watch my blood vessels see what supplements increase risk and which improve my health!
I am post-menopausal Since menopause is uncharted territory for me as it is with most middle-aged women, I seek advice for ways to deal with symptoms and all the changes that accompany this stage of life. This book is eye-opening and offers so much to women of all ages. I am looking for ways to keep my breast and body healthy. I found this book to be straightforward about estrogen and the ideas presented are concise. It makes for a quick easy read. The writing style is somewhat conversational. I would say this is the "Reader's Digest Condensed" version of the more detailed book "Breast Thermography Revolution - Bootcamp for an Estrogen Free Life" I actually purchased both books. If you like a lot of the science and explanations and pictures of proof of how excess estrogen affects the breast, then I would purchase the Bootcamp Book. If you like to get to the point of what to do and what not to do to keep your breast healthy, then go for The Booby Trap. Wendy Sellens packs so much into this book and shares ideas on diet, exercise, lifestyle, hormone replacement, supplements, and more. She helps filter through confusing and conflicting information that we hear on how to age. I just want to do the right thing for my health and body. I love her "can-do" spirit in this book. I feel like its a pep-talk that I can have a healthy life, but also be realistic about aging and what that entails for me and my hormones.
This book provides so much information for women on how thermography can give you feedback about your breast health. The author has compiled years of experience and research and provides a book full of examples of how estrogen and food choices can impact our breast. If you like detailed, science-based, research-driven information, this book is for you. Estrogen Dominance is a word we all hear, but how do we deal with it and what are the signs and symptoms of it. This book educates, provides ideas and you can read the author's passion for this subject matter.
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